July 22, 2021 · 7:44 am
Although I’m a basketball fan, in recent years I’ve watched very few NBA games. This year I watched zero. Not even the NBA finals.
I’ve not only become disenchanted with the pro game itself but with so many chest-thumping, camera gawking, self-absorbed men enamored by their own greatness.
Now, I wish I have seen some of the finals just to watch Giannis Antetokounmpo. Continue reading →
January 4, 2019 · 7:54 am
“To God Be the Glory” is one of over 8,000 hymns written by one of the most prolific hymnists in history, Fanny J. Crosby.
Written in 1872 and published in 1875 the hymn was very popular in Britain but was not widely used in the United States. In 1954 Cliff Barrows, the song leader for the Billy Graham crusades was asked to add it to the song selection for his London crusade. The next year it was again included in a US crusade in Nashville, Tennessee, and began to gain popularity. Today, it is widely used in songbooks of most churches.
There is a line in the first stanza that recently captured my attention. Continue reading →
March 25, 2013 · 8:07 am
“Headlines” is a Jay Leno feature on the Tonight Show. In that segment he features newspaper headlines, advertisements, classified ads and stories that have misspellings, unfortunate word choices or just funny lines.
In one Tonight Show bit several years ago was this item from the lost-and-found column of a Midwestern newspaper: Continue reading →
February 18, 2012 · 7:27 am
Today it’s raining here in Florida. I kinda like it. It’s not a rain storm. Or a hard, driving rain that makes you run for cover. It is a gentle rain. A relaxing rain. A soil nourishing rain. It’s not one of those cold winter rains like you have up North either. I have the french doors of my office open so I can hear the light cadence of its falling onto the lanai. Continue reading →
January 3, 2012 · 5:51 am
In a Peanuts cartoon Lucy demanded that Linus change the TV channel. “What makes you think you can walk right in here and take over? asks Linus “These five fingers,” says Lucy. “Individually they’re nothing but when I curl them together like this into a single fist they form a weapon that is terrible to behold.” Continue reading →